Healthy habits, happy children

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows Healthy habits are a way of life at Casey Childcare and Kindergarten. As part of the Victorian…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Sports Shorts

first_imgAt the Lincroft Little League Pioneer League championship game on June 19, the Rockies knocked off the Phillies, 5-4, to win the title. The Rockies, who are coached by Cliff Grossi and Mark Gaeta, are: Matt Gaeta, Mike Diorio, Nick McGann, Mike Grossi, Josh Liberatore, Nick Daneile, Mike Frietsch, Sean Pirro, Sean McCall, Derek Noah, William Mavrode, Brian McCall and Sean Marino. One of the championship game balls went to Matt Gaeta for driving in two runs and scoring one. The other Rockies game ball went to Josh Liberatore for his outstanding play at first base. Outstanding pitching from Grossi and Mike Diorio propelled the Rockies to victory. The game-winning hit came from Daneile who drove in McCall. The Phillies put up a great fight all the way to the last inning. The Hazlet Bombers U13 boys travel soccer team is looking for two players for the upcoming season. The Bombers play in the Monmouth-Ocean Soccer Association and will be in National 2 in the fall. Tryouts will be within the next two weeks and are open to everyone. Hazlet residency is not required. The time and place is yet to be determined Anyone interested and born between Aug. 1, 1992, and July 31, 1993, contact Ed Young at (732) 739-0429. Marlboro’s Tony Giarratano made his Major League debut with the Detroit Tigers on June 1. Giarratano, who plays shortstop, has appeared in 14 games for the Tigers and is batting .143 with a home run and four RBIs. He was playing for the Tigers’ Double-A affiliate, Erie, when the team brought him up to the Major League to fill in for injured shortstop Carlos Guillen. Tiger manager Alan Trammel said the team liked what it saw from Giarratano during spring training. “He’s a baseball player,” Trammel said. “He’s very attentive. He’s a sponge. He just enjoys watching, picking things up. “He can play,” he added. “I think, looking back at spring training, that he thought he could play up here. We thought he needed a little seasoning. Hey, this might be taking a chance, but we think it’s worth it.” At Erie, Giarratano was batting .253 with two home runs and 22 RBIs. He was on a 16-game hitting streak when the Tigers brought him up.” Giarratano, a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, played his college ball at Tulane University before signing with the Tigers. Manalapan’s Chris Ranieri will be spending his summer playing baseball in South Carolina for the Carolina Chaos in the Southern Collegiate League, the southern equivalent of the Cape Cod League. Ranieri, a St. John Vianney graduate, has played collegiately for Eastern University in Pennsylvania where he set several school records for batting and stolen bases. In the fall, he will begin play for St. Francis (N.Y.) College, a Division I school in the Northeast Conference. The second annual Garden State Law Enforcement Officers Association Golf Tournament will be held on July 25 at Pebble Creak Golf Club, Colts Neck, starting at 8 a.m. Cost is $125 per golfer. Included in the fee is green fees, breakfast, award barbecue, golf shirt, golfer goody bag and lot of giveaways. For details, call Bob Griesd at (609) 259-1948 or (908) 415-4657. A competitive travel 10-year-old boys fall baseball team in the Lincroft/Middletown area is looking for competitive players this coming fall season. Tryouts are in July — boys must be born after July 31, 1994. The following are the current standings for the Monmouth Women’s Softball League: Chubby’s Bar 4-0 Huddy’s Inn/White Rose 3-1 TOL Fragrances 2-1 Grist Mill/ Conrad Smith Nursery 2-1 Dublin House/ Little Silver Pharmacy 2-2 Walt St. Pub 2-2 Arena Builders/Holmdel 2-2 Brannigan’s 2-2 Charlie Brown’s/Lincroft 2-2 The Globe Sports Bar 1-3 Murphy’s Bar/Rumson 1-3 MPPI Ins./VEI Limo 0-4 The Aberdeen/Matawan girls fall softball league will be holding registration for it 2005 season. The league is open to residents and non residents grades 4-12 as of September. For more information, go to, call Jim at (732) 290-9576 or e-mail read more

Un-Nooh! Sh6.76m Thai snooker blunder

first_img0Shares0000A black off the spot proved the undoing of Thepchaiya Un-Nooh as he closed in on a maximum break at the UK Championship. PHOTO/OmniBANGKOK, December 2- What’s worse than fluffing a maximum break in snooker on the very last ball? Discovering that mistake just cost you $66,000 (Sh6,766,340.59).That was the cruel fate that befell Thailand’s aptly named Thepchaiya Un-Nooh during a tournament in Britain late Tuesday when a rushed final pot saw the black ricochet off the cushion. Thepchaiya could barely believe his misfortune, returning to his seat crestfallen, his head in his hands.But the poor player’s disappointment was compounded after the match against Australia’s Neil Robertson when he was informed a successful maximum break would have netted him £44,000 from the tournament organisers.“£44,000? I wish you’d told me before the black,” Thepchaiya replied. “There was too much pressure.”In snooker, a maximum break requires a player to pot 15 red balls, each time followed by the black, before finishing the coloured balls in order, ending on the black to give the highest possible score of 147.It’s an incredibly rare moment in the sport with only a handful of professional players boasting one to their name.“I think that he had pressure because it was on live with many cameras around,” Borrirak Jongchotchatchawal, manager of the Hi-End snooker club in Bangkok where Thepchaiya often practises told AFP.“I feel bad for him more that he missed the chance to make a maximum break rather than the money — he can make money later,” he added.Other Thai snooker fans sent messages of support on Facebook.“What a shame really on the last ball,” wrote follower Vitoon Sunakerd. “This was a big game for him and we are supporting you.”Thepchaiya went on to lose his match to world number three Robertson at the UK Championship in York.“Poor Thepchaiya,” the Australian said after the match. “That prize would have meant a lot to him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Number of candidates for City Council in Fort St. John drops to 12

first_imgThe official deadline to withdraw as a candidate is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21st.For more information and a current list of candidates, please visit FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The number of candidates looking to be elected to Fort St. John City Council in next month’s municipal election has officially dropped to 12.The City’s Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey said today that Denise Menard provided written notification to the Chief Election Officer at 1:15 Friday afternoon that she was withdrawing her name as candidate for Councillor from the 2018 Municipal Election.Menard was one of two candidates to submit their nomination papers at the final minutes before the official nomination deadline at 4:00 p.m. last Friday.- Advertisement -Both her and Gabor Haris were the final two official candidates to submit nominations.With Menard’s withdrawal today, there are currently 12 official candidates for council in Fort St. John.The six incumbents, Larry Evans, Gord Klassen, Byron Stewart, Trevor Bolin, Bruce Christensen, and Lilia Hansen, are all seeking re-election, along with Chuck Fowler, Becky Grimsrud, Gabor Haris, Jim Harris, Justin Jones, and Tony Zabinsky.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Pep Guardiola will transform us to a whole new level’, says Man City chairman

first_img Pep Guardiola lifts the German Cup 1 Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has hailed new boss Pep Guardiola, saying the Spaniard is an “an incredible asset” who will “transform” the club.Guardiola begins a three-year contract as City boss this summer having decided back in February to leave Bayern Munich for the Etihad.The 45-year-old has amassed a vast haul of trophies over spells with Bayern and Barcelona, who he guided to two Champions League triumphs.And Khaldoon told City TV: “I’m absolutely excited about Pep joining our team.“I consider Pep to be one of the best, if not the best, managers today in football.“We are getting a manager that epitomises, in my view, passion and commitment.“He’s a winner, he’s a proven winner, he has won professionally in every team he has coached, his record at Bayern Munich, his record at Barcelona, I think speaks for itself.“The trophies he’s won…every single club competition out there, from the Champions League to La Liga to the Bundesliga, to the respective cups.“We are getting a proven winner, we are getting a passionate man, we are getting someone who I think will be an incredible asset to Manchester City. And I have no doubt that he will transform our team to a whole new level.”Guardiola does not officially start work at City until next month, but he met Khaldoon in Abu Dhabi earlier this week and has also made two visits over the last few days to see the club’s facilities in Manchester – their training ground and their Etihad Stadium home.Guardiola is succeeding Manuel Pellegrini, under whom City won silverware three times in a three-year tenure.The Chilean steered the Blues to the Premier League title in his first season in charge, plus the League Cup, which was collected again last term after a trophyless 2014-15.The season just finished also saw City reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time, and they came fourth in the Premier League.Khaldoon has thanked Pellegrini and his team for their efforts but also stressed that the last year in particular was a disappointing one overall.“Let’s be objective first,” the chairman said.“Over three years we won our second Premier League title in the history of the club, we’ve won two League Cups under Manuel, we’ve gone to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time, we’ve scored – I think – an incredible amount of goals.“So there are a lot of achievements that have been made in those three years that I think we all have to recognise…Manuel and the team around him, we should thank them and be grateful for these achievements.“At the same time, I think we also can’t hide the disappointment, particularly this year.“I think all of us came with high expectations for this season, and I think, at the end of the day, I cannot hide the disappointment of myself, obviously (club owner) Sheikh Mansour, I know the fans of the club, and I’m sure the entire team.”last_img read more

I fear for Dundee United’s future after relegation says John Rankin

first_imgJohn Rankin admits he’s worried about the future of Dundee United after the club were relegated to the Championship.The Tannadice side threw away a one-goal lead in the Dundee derby to be sent down by their city rivals after a torrid season at the bottom of the table. The midfielder, who described the evening at Dens Park as the lowest point in his career, says clubs can get stuck in a downward spiral once they take on life in the Championship.He urges United to be a one-season wonder in the second tier but fears they might not be able to bounce back quickly. “It will be a difficult division to get out of,” he said. “I know that from previous experience about 10 years ago and it’s got stronger since then. There’s a lot of good players finding their way down into that division. “It’s one you need to invest in and make sure you come out of it with flying colours, and not be in it for too long. “We all see Hibs, they’ve been there for two seasons now and possibly a third. It needs to be a one-hit wonder, one season and straight back up.“You can be stuck in the Championship for one, two or three years and before you know it it’s six, seven, eight.” Rankin also expressed the importance of clarity throughout the club amid speculation of potential changes in at boardroom and management level. He admits the problems off the pitch is a cause for concern adding: “If the chairman came out and made a statement, I don’t know who’s in charge of matters like that, but it would help the players and supporters focus for the last three games and next season.”last_img read more

Sligo Races first meeting on Sunday

first_imgSligo stages its first fixture of the year on Sunday and with a look ahead to the action for is here’s Dave Keena…Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img

Where Were You on the Morning of September 11? Part 3

first_imgFifteen years ago this month, the events of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C., horrified the nation and set into motion the U.S. War on Terror. Here, LP Magazine shares perspectives and memories from loss prevention executives about the attacks. Read Part 1 or Part 2 of the series.James Carr, CCIP, CFI, Senior Director of Global Asset Protection, Rent-A-Center:“I was at the Pep Boys corporate headquarters in Philadelphia for a quarterly business review. I was a divisional director of LP at that time. I remember meeting in the boardroom with the operators when we were interrupted after the first tower had been hit. We quickly scrambled for the closest TV to witness the second tower being hit.- Sponsor – Since all the airports were closed, I had to figure out how to get home to my family in South Florida. I was able to purchase a train ticket from Philadelphia to West Palm Beach, but had to wait three days for a seat. The train took 36 hours, with not one empty seat. I was happy to be home.Professionally, 9/11 changed everything immediately. What was once thought of as an unthinkable or highly unlikely event is now much more a reality. You have to assess the gaps in your program and develop initiatives and actions to mitigate your risks and protect your coworkers. In addition, you have to rethink just how vulnerable we all are when in public. Can I take my kids to the mall or a football game? Can I safely travel abroad?”Paul Jones, Senior Executive, Asset Protection, Turning Point Justice:I was planning on taking the day off as we were in the process of moving from Florida to Ohio when my wife alerted me to the news of the first plane. After seeing the news, I headed to the office at Sunglass Hut. As vice president of loss prevention, I began our crisis management of the situation. We had several stores at the World Trade Center and were concerned about our associates. We later learned that everyone was safe. The Sunglass Hut stores and LP teams were a close-knit group, and everyone did an exceptional job through rough circumstances.On a personal note, I remember that night I went to a store in Miami looking for an American flag, but had to visit several stores because they were selling out. I got a few flags and put two on my car. I remember thinking, “Why as a proud American didn’t I already have some flags?”Over the next few days, we had a travel freeze and continued to prepare and plan for any unforeseen events. I remember the entire team, including our senior vice president of HR, watching the Mass at the National Cathedral. At the end of the mass when the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” was sung, the entire team was in tears. It is still emotional now to think about it. At that moment, it was clear we were at war with an enemy that I didn’t know a lot about. I had a flight the day the travel ban was lifted, and I remember myself and a colleague had a plan in case anyone attempted to approach the cockpit, which seems pretty silly now, but we were on high alert.The event has made me more aware of the entire issue around terrorism. I have read a bunch on it, was certified as CHS3 (certified homeland security), and I will never forget the sight of the folks falling from the towers and the firefighters running in. Whenever I travel abroad, I am on high alert of potential threats because of the fact I am an American.I believe September 11 was pivotal in prompting loss prevention executives to take crisis management and physical security efforts to the next level. We had to learn on the fly to build programs for attacks like 9/11 and the anthrax letters, which most of us had little to no experience with.”Frank Johns, Chairman, The Loss Prevention Foundation:“I was vice president of global loss prevention for Office Depot on September 11. That event and others that followed dramatically changed the way we did business. The most important area of concern was physical security, looking for unusual activity at store level, including powder after the incidents of anthrax that came shortly after 9/11. It made my team become much more focused on a risk-avoidance strategy.Personally, it became such a pain to fly that I began driving anyplace that was under five or six hours by car. Since then, 10 hours is even okay. From a loss prevention standpoint, 9/11 has made even the non-LP associates more cognizant of informing loss prevention of suspicious activity. Before, we were never aware of all of the incidents that were transpiring in the field. But after 9/11, everyone became aware, and informed loss prevention of any issues.It also put a new emphasis on installing business continuity and crisis management plans within a company. Most companies had neither, but this tragedy put much more urgency on developing these strategies to protect customers, associates, and company assets.”John Selevitch, Director of Digital Operations, LP Magazine:“I was living in Los Angeles working as the divisional director of LP for Staples, so we were three hours behind the rest of the country that morning. Then, as now, I am a creature of habit. I would wake up at 5:30 a.m., make a pot of coffee, walk the dog, turn on the local news, jump in the shower, get dressed, and fight my way through LA traffic to my office in Santa Ana. I remember thinking as the TV came on around 6:00, seeing Katie Couric and Matt Lauer instead of my local news people, ‘This can’t be good.’After that got my attention, I listened to Katie and Matt speculate how a ‘small plane’ could have hit the north tower about 15 minutes earlier. Watching live video of the smoldering tower, I watched in absolute horror, as no doubt millions of others would, while what would later be identified as United Airlines Flight 175, slammed into the south tower. The rest of that day is a blur of phone calls, emails, news accounts, shock, and sadness.From a work perspective, our first priority was to account for all traveling field personnel. After my own team, we went through other functions, including HR, regional vice presidents, district managers, and others. A process that should have taken 15 minutes max, took an agonizing three hours. Never again. Every position I have held since then always has a process in place to know who’s traveling and where.From my own perspective, I have always felt thankful. The Staples corporate headquarters is located outside of Boston, and American Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles, the first plane to hit the tower, was my flight of choice each time I headed home. It usually left late, as it did that morning, but it was seldom full, so I usually got upgraded. Thinking about that always leads me to remember one of the last instructions I gave that day. One of my regionals asked, “Is there anything else we should be doing, boss?” I said, ‘Yeah, hug your kids.’”Gene Smith, LPC, President, Loss Prevention Foundation:“On the morning of September 11, I was in my office in Ohio, talking on the phone as usual. I do not recall whom I was talking to, but that person told me that they just heard that a plane had crashed into one of the twin towers. I hung up the phone, walked into the conference room, and turned on the television only to watch in awe as the second plane hit. Just before the second plane arrived, the rest of the staff and I were discussing that we hoped the first plane was an accident. When the second plane hit, we knew instantly it was no accident. I distinctly remember getting the feeling that what I was watching was something that was going to lead to something much larger than just two planes hitting the towers. I remember wondering if the towers could survive such a direct hit and subsequent fire. I had flashbacks of having taken a dozen or more trips to the top to show visitors the observation deck. I remembered how tall they really were and how my young son had taken a picture looking straight up the tower front. At the time I thought that was a wasted photo, but now I cherish that picture more. I also recalled how I had dinner once in the Windows of the World with my ADT national account reps, Bill Morris and Tony DeSefano. It was cloudy that day and we were above the clouds. I also remembered watching a helicopter fly by below us…then in absolute disbelief, I was brought back to reality when the first tower fell. We were stunned! Then all we could say was ‘Oh my god!’ It is one of those times you don’t want to believe is real. Similar to watching the news reports about President Kennedy’s assassinationall you could feel was shock and disbelief. I started thinking about how many people were on those planes and how many people were still in the tower, and then before my eyes the second one went down. All you could do was think of the thousands of families and how they were watching in horror as their loved ones were perishing before their eyes.Since 9/11, I personally have become much more cautious when flying or when I am around large groups of people, like at sporting events. I spend more time trying to be more alert and with a ‘what if’ attitude. Every time I travel, I think about how much more of a hassle it is now than before 9/11. I am always monitoring my surroundings and trying to be aware of suspicious people. I feel my personal freedom has been restricted. Going across the border to Canada and returning was like driving to another state. Now I feel instead of going to a good neighbor, I am truly going to a foreign country. Corporate America has become much more focused on the potential of a crisis or business interruption due to a terrorist attack. I remember doing bomb-threat planning in my days in retail loss prevention, but it was not near the extent that is done today. It has clearly become more important to every company in America. It even became a major part of our LP certification program.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Two Candidates Nominated to Lead California Stem Cell Agency

first_imgSouthern California investor Jonathan Thomas and cardiologist turned entrepreneur Frank Litvack have been nominated to lead the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Whomever is elected by the board of the stem cell institute when it meets on 23 June will replace real estate developer Robert Klein, who spearheaded the 2004 ballot initiative that created CIRM and has served as its first and only chair. During Klein’s tenure, the agency has had its share of controversy, but has also won praise for building infrastructure for the burgeoning field. A December 2010 report by external scientists concluded that a major priority for the agency going forward should be translating these gains in basic science into therapies. Klein was scheduled to finish his term in December, but after a rocky nomination process failed to produce a viable candidate, the CIRM board reelected Klein to serve a 6-month term until a replacement could be found. Three of the four state officials charged with nominating a chairperson nominated Thomas, a founding partner at Saybrook Capital in Santa Monica. In his nomination letter, state treasurer Bill Lockyer, wrote that: “Mr. Thomas’ experience as a public finance investment banker, attorney, board member of various governmental agencies, and board member of the Crippled Children’s Society of Southern California, as well as his lifelong background, education and interest in biology and medical sciences, makes him exceptionally well-suited to fill the role.” Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) State Controller John Chiang bucked the trend, nominating Litvack, whom he praised for a “unique combination of skills” and experience as a clinician, researcher, and entrepreneur. Litvack is currently a partner or chair of several medical technology companies. “Dr. Litvack knows from personal experience what it takes to develop new medical technologies and move them through the regulatory process to adoption in the marketplace,” Chiang wrote in his nomination letter.last_img read more